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Life is Strange devs "didn't even notice" Chloe's replacement actressLife is Strange devs "didn't even notice" Chloe's replacement actress
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I spent a good number of hours over the weekend researching this.
What I found was very interesting, such as the strike isn't stopping all voice work being done, instead only companies on their 'struck' list are not to be worked with (those who don't agree to the union's conditions), and even then if the game in question is a long time development game they are still letting work continue.

What is interesting, Square Enix are not on that list of struck companies.

What that means is that the strike doesn't stop her from working on the game at all.

She has every opportunity to work on the game, to the extent the union themselves are encouraging their members to work with all companies not in dispute. She has instead chosen to simply not do the character and claim the strike is the reason.

Sorry, but choosing not to work and then crying over a 'broken heart' is total BS!

PS: and F. Day can go jump.Reply
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True enough, Square Enix isn't on the list, but apparently the company actually developing the prequel, Deck Nine Games, is on the list.

I'm dubious you actually spent hours researching it, because that fact has been mentioned in almost every news story I've read about 'LiS:Before The Storm'.

Also, Ashly Burch is incredibly attached to the character, for many reasons, including some very personal stuff from her own past. I believe she truly is heartbroken not to be reprising her role as Chloe.

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Creator of weaponised bees and photosynthesis women says zombies don't fit Metal Gear SolidCreator of weaponised bees and photosynthesis women says zombies don't fit Metal Gear Solid
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I understand I'm probably going to get a lot of flack for saying this, but every time Kojima makes a statement about MGS, to me, he comes across as more and more like a presious little princess, and someone who really needs to get over himself.
- And this is coming from the view point that he created what is my most favourite game ever made (SNATCHER).

As the article pointed out, MGSV already has zombies, a game that has his name plastered all over it to the extent it is displayed before (and possibly after, I forget) every damned mission.

So yeah, it does have Zombies already. Now he just sounds like a bitter, prescious, 'artiste'.Reply
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Kojima is what they call a "Prima donna developer", which has its good things and its bad things (Ego).


That said, I don't think he referred to the concept of zombies per se, but the concept of a zombie survival game without ... you know, "metal gear" mechas and political intrigue.


Take it as you want, but Konami is using the franchise as a cash grab without trying to comply to it. The game can be good or bad, but it sure does not look as a Metal Gear game.

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1 Year ago
Get a mystery PC game for $0.06 in Green Man Gaming's Birthday Bundle saleGet a mystery PC game for $0.06 in Green Man Gaming's Birthday Bundle sale
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Got Shattered Haven here. Apparently loads of people when it started (before they ran out of keys and crashed their website) were getting games like CoD:BlOps.

It seems to me, while its rude to bitch and moan about a game you're getting for only 6p, that some clearly got better deals, with some getting games rated 80%+ while others like me got 50% rated games.

Sure this would be fine, if not for you being limited to a single purchase per account. So I get a shitty low budget indie game with a "mostly negative" rating, while others get much better value out of their key.

Really they should have made that everyone got the same key, or at least for a game with roughly the same rating and/or cost. At least that would be fair across the board
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1 Year ago
Doom PC port reviewDoom PC port review
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Just to wade in on the specs.

I'm running a HD7850 and an i3 CPU, both of which BELOW minimum requirements, yet I can run this at HIGH with a consistent 30-45 FPS.
I would argue that means the game doesn't need as high spec as it claims:
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Get your first look at Doom's single-player campaign on PC - it's gloriousGet your first look at Doom's single-player campaign on PC - it's glorious
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The Witcher 3 has the same minimum card listed, a game from a year ago - http://store.steampowered.com/app/292030/

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In which case Witcher3's minimum reqs is wrong, as I run that with 40+ FPS constant with everything set to High with my 7850.


It's very possible that Doom's reqs are also wrong, but either way, that's not a good thing. Either it's poorly optimised, or poorly speccd

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Get your first look at Doom's single-player campaign on PC - it's gloriousGet your first look at Doom's single-player campaign on PC - it's glorious
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Like I said, my graphics card can run almost every single PC game on the market at a suitable and playable frame rate on high or even ultra. But according to the spec listed it is too weak to run Doom on even minimum. That alone means it is poorly optimised.

The age of the card is irrelevant as the output in graphics cards has greatly plateaued in recent years compared to the early noughties.


Instead let's look at everything released related to the id brand after they were bought, starting with the atrocious RAGE and the awful optimisation that occurred then and with quite literally every single idtech5 game afterwards.


This isn't the same company who made the Quakes or Dooms of our past, it's id in name alone, but Bethesda in heart & soul

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The Witcher 3 has the same minimum card listed, a game from a year ago - http://store.steampowered.com/app/292030/

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Get your first look at Doom's single-player campaign on PC - it's gloriousGet your first look at Doom's single-player campaign on PC - it's glorious
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This article reminds me that this is a Bethesda game and NOT an id game.

When you look at true id games (before they were bought out) the engines were always designed with incredible scaling allowances. You could run it to the max with a top of the line computer, or run it on minimal with a poor computer, and even at minimum it still looked better than half the other games released that year.

Now I look at this, where the mimimum GPU is the Radeon HD 7870.

My GPU is the 7850, and it can still run almost every game released from 2016 and earlier at High with ease or Ultra at 30FPS, but this game says it's too weak to even run minimum.

It's a poor day for the id brand.Reply
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Four year old minimums seem fairly standard and friendly to me? Doom 3, released in 2004, required cards from 2001 or later, at least based on its system requirements on Steam.

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1 Year ago
Romero and Carmack cancel Kickstarter for holographic FPS BlackroomRomero and Carmack cancel Kickstarter for holographic FPS Blackroom
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This is a good thing in my eyes. I know despite loving the early id games, this Kickstarter wasn't really giving us anything other than "here's these two big names and some concept art. Back us! PS it's Adrian Carmack not John"

This isn't 2013 anymore, the average backer needs more than concept art and words of intent especially when there's genuine concern of 'another daikatana'.

With a playable demo available, or at the least, ingame video, people will have a much better idea that this isn't just vapourware
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1 Year ago
The best sex games on PCThe best sex games on PC
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No Omikron:The Nomad Soul? For shame! http://youtu.be/I3zUZIfuLhM
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The Daily Mail's coverage of Talk Talk hacker places the blame on videogames, obviouslyThe Daily Mail's coverage of Talk Talk hacker places the blame on videogames, obviously
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In all fairness I do feel like I was playing Daily Mail Bingo when I read this article this morning:
Single Mother? Check
Unemployed? Check
Council Estate? Check
Suspended from school? Check
Video games? Double & triple check!
Not English? Check
The list goes on.

It's as if the article wanted to lay the blame at every single target group that the 'daily mail readership' dislike, all the while ignoring certain things that I felt really needed to be pointed out:

So he was up all night playing games? He's 15! Of course he is!

Unnecessary quotes about the kid being 'not street smart' or just not 'smart' in general? Clearly this is just in there for the sake of it as if he did genuinely bring down their networks by himself, that requires not just smarts but also a skill set! When this kid finishes whatever punishment he is given, if he plays his cards right he will probably end up working for Symantic providing them with cyber security and getting paid a tonne for it!

Lastly TalkTalk have been hacked twice before as it reveals, this is the third time. At what point do we stop blaming the hackers and point to the company who clearly have done nothing to boost their clearly inefficient cyber security?Reply
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I'd like to think security companies have moved on from hiring hackers. Integrity is a big part of security, and in that respect he's woefully lacking. I agree with your last point though - while it's impossible to cover all angles, this wasn't a state-sponsored attacker or well funded syndicate, it was an old school script kiddie. That smells like lack of investment by Talk Talk - financial, management, or both.

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